Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 6, A.D. 2003
1 John 3:22--4:6
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
What a beautiful first reading from St. John the Evangelist! How simply
he explains God's place in our lives and exactly what our response
should be to the Divine knowledge given us by Jesus. John teaches us
that we who believe, we who have allowed faith to grow within, are the
"little ones" upon whom God's favor rests. With this gift comes our
responsibility to interiorly embrace the spirit of the Gospel message.
By becoming receptive and taking on that interior disposition within our
hearts, we shall act then accordingly when the opportunity presents
itself. This will become the "sacrament of the moment" presenting itself
to us that we might become the loving hands and heart of Jesus to
whomever we meet each day.
O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
please make my heart like unto thine.
- Joachim Nelson, ocds
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